Webinar speakers stress on enhancing online contacts among Kashmiri diaspora

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Brussels: Speakers at a webinar have emphasized that Kashmiri diaspora should follow the changing situation in the world due to corona virus and should enhance online contacts among them in order to raise effective voice of oppressed Kashmiri at the globe.

The online seminar titled, “Achievements, Failures and Shortcomings – the Future Strategy,” was organized by Brussels based Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU).

The seminar was addressed by President Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights Dr Syed Nazir Gilani, Ex-member of European parliament (MEP) Shaffaq Mohammad, prominent Intellectual and researcher from Azad Kashmir Irshad Mahmood, Professor Nazir Tabbasum from UK, representative of Financial Daily International Dr Mumtaz Hussain Khyal and President Nidaye Kashmir Spain Raja Mukhtar Soni. Ch Khalid Joshi was also among the prominent participants of the web-based seminar.

The speakers urged the government of Pakistan to efficiently raise the issue of Kashmir at the international forums including UN Security Council and General Assembly.

Dr Nazir Gilani said, Indian act of 5 August 2019 caused major pro Indian Kashmir political parties became against the Indian government. India not only annulled the special status of Kashmir but also dissolved the assembly of the occupied land and even is trying to eliminate the identity of Kashmir for demographic changing in the Jammu and Kashmir.

He said, as rights of the people of the Kashmir are being ruined by the Indian forces, there is need to once again raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly. He said, UN resolutions are tool for us. Beside the UN’s resolution on Kashmir, UN publish its reports on the severe situation in occupied Kashmir. Indian forces using Kashmir minor children for the spying purpose which is war crime in international rules.

Researcher and Intellectual from Azad Kashmir Irshad Mahmood said, particularly Kashmiri diaspora in the western countries can make bridge, they can approach to UN’s organizations, NGOs, Civil Societies and other influential circles. Kashmiris should strength their connections in order to raise the issue of Kashmir essentially. The issue should be raised at international forums and Kashmiri diaspora can play important role in the context.

About continuation of Pakistan’s principle stance on Kashmir, he said, we should emphasize over Pakistan to continue its basic policy on Kashmir according to the article 257 of Pakistan’s constitution which emphasize on relation with the Kashmiris. The article 257 determines about the relations of Pakistan with the Kashmiris.

The former MEP Shaffaq Mohammed said, unity among the Kashmiris is essential for raising the Kashmir issue successfully, specially it is very important for spreading the message of Kashmiris among the international community.

Kashmir diaspora should make useful contact with the rulers and people of their host countries and aware them about the Indian atrocities against the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed said, unity among the Kashmiris is very important and there should be a useful strategy in order to raise Kashmir issue at the international level. He informed that KC-EU has so far tried to raise the issue through various meetings, seminars, conferences and gatherings in the different countries of Europe and the efforts have positive outcome so far.

Professor Nazir Tabbasum said, this is a historical turn and we should avoid any step which damages the Kashmir cause.

We should focus on that how we can increase the awareness on Kashmir issue.

Dr Mumtaz Hussain from Italy and Raja Mukhtar Soni from Spain also spoke on the occasion.

The speakers said, Kashmiris should also adopt a strategy in accordance with dynamic situation concerning corona virus. We should strength online connections with each other in order to deal the circumstances.

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